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#1080 Croatia 16/12/03

croatia-161203Ivanka has sent this nice Christmas cover from Croatia, thank you!

It was posted in Bjelovar on December 3 and arrived on December 7, 2016.

croatia-161203backOn the back Ivanka has attached another beautiful illustration:

#1071 Tokelau 15/??/??

tokelau-16xxxxMy first cover from Tokelau was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much!

It was posted sometimes in 2015 and arrived on November 25, 2016. The postmark shows no date only the name of the Fakaofo atoll.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Language Week”, which was issued on October 15, 2014. The next stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Vaka” (issued on June 18, 2014). The third stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Weaving”, which was issued on April 23, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “Scenic Definitives”, which was issued on April 11, 2012.

tokelau-pc-front-16xxxxJean Pierre has also included a postcard.

#1062 Singapore 16/08/07

singapore-160807This beautiful registered cover from Singapore was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Killiney Road on August 7, 2016.

The top left stamp depicts the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 31, 2012. The two stamps on the bottom left are reissues of the set “Vanishing Trades”, which was issued on October 16, 2013.

The mini-sheet on the right was issued on August 9, 2005. It is part of the “National Day” commemorative set and depicts the fabric work of school children.

#887 Sri Lanka 14/11/11

Sri Lanka 141111Gayanth has sent this charming cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted in Piliyandala on November 11 and arrived on November 24, 2014.

The stamp set on the left is of a mini-sheet, which was issued on October 7, 2012. The stamps depict the common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), the binara flower (Exacum trinervium), the shoe flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), and the frangipani flower (Plumeria rubra).

The right stamp is part of a stamp set, which was issued on March 10, 2012. It depicts a guardstone at Rathanaprasadaya.

See also: #384 Sri Lanka 10/05/24

#881 Argentina 14/12/19

Argentine 141219Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from Argentina, thank you! It was posted in Ushuaia on December 19, 2014 and arrived on January 5, 2015. Ushuaia is regarded as the southernmost city of the world, which is stated on the postmarks as well: “La ciudad mas Austral del Mundo”.

The two stamps on the left are part of a set, which was issued on January 20, 2014. The second stamp (issued on November 30, 2013) commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Argentine National Anthem.

The next two stamps commemorate the 110th anniversary of Argentinian presence in Antarctica. It was issued on March 25, 2014. The green stamp below is part of the set “Argentine Culture”, which was issued on August 30, 2000. It depicts a basket of the Mbayá people.

#861 Laos 14/10/07

Laos 141007This very nice cover from Laos was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Vientiane on October 7 and arrived on October 21, 2014.

The stamp on the left commemorates the pottery handicraft. It is part of the set “Lao handicrafts”, which was issued on March 14, 2011. The middle stamp is part of the “Aubergines/Eggplant” set, which was issued on October 1, 2008. The right stamp is part of the stamp set, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the ASEAN. It was issued on August 8, 2007.

See also:#628 Laos 13/01/24

#801 South Korea 14/05/19

South Korea 140519This stunning FDC from South Korea was sent by Koo Sang Bon, thank you very much! It was posted at Dongdaegu Station in Daegu on May 19 and arrived on June 5, 2014. The stamp set commemorates the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition. The stamps depict a Minhwa painting, an Hahoe Mask, a children’s dress (Hanbok), an example of the Gungche script style of Hangul, some Onggi pots, a Gayageum (string instrument), a Joseon white porcelain, and eaves as example of Korean architecture.

See also: #767 South Korea 14/02/28

#773 South Africa 14/01/11

RSA 140111The CJ Stamps Company sent me this very nice letter from South Africa, thank you! It was posted in Bassonia on January 11, 2014.

There are attached six stamps of the fishes set that was issued on November 1, 2000. They commemorate the longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta), the twospined angelfish (Centropyge bispinosus), the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus, the threadfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga), and the yellow longnose butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus).

The other three stamps are part of the “Crafts” stamp set, which was issued on October 27, 2010.

#723 USA 13/04/26

USA 130426Thank you, Willi, for sending this nice cover from the USA! It was posted in Menomonie on April 26 and arrived on May 6, 2013.

The two definitives were issued on March 16 and May 12, 2007. The three stamps of the United Nations are part of the “Flags” series. They were issued on September 18, 1987, and September 26, 1980, and depict the flags of Greece, Afghanistan, and Yugoslavia.

The right stamp is part of the set “Muscle Cars”, which was issued on February 22, 2013. It commemorates a 1970 Chevelle SS.

See also: #484 USA 10/12/22

#698 Honduras 13/09/02

Honduras 130902This amazing registered cover from Honduras was sent by Raul, thank you! It was posted in Colonia Kennedy (part of Tegucigalpa) on September 2 and arrived on September 13, 2013.

The three top left stamps (issued March 23, 2011) commemorate the centenary of the foundation of the UPAEP (Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal) in 1911. They depict Yum Kaax, the god of the forest. The mini-sheet commemorates the butterfly Dryadula phaetusa (the inscription is “phalusa”, but the correct term is “phaetusa”).

The other six stamps are part of a set issued on August 25, 2012, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Honduras and South Korea. The stamps depict different artefacts and the presidents of Honduras and South Korea.

#697 El Salvador 13/08/29

El Salvadar 1300829This nice cover from El Salvador was sent by Jose, thanks! It was posted in San Salvador on August 29 and arrived on September 12, 2013.

The top two stamps of 2013 commemorate the “Fauna Prehispánica”. They depict the jaguar (Panthera onca) and two sculptures of the Pre-Columbian era. The bottom stamp was issued on September 4, 2008 and commemorates the Villa Palestina in San Luis Talpa. This is a building project that was donated by the Palestine community of El Salvador to the victim families of the 2001 earthquake.

#641 Tanzania 13/03/04

Tanzania 130304My first cover from Tanzania was sent by Hussein, thanks! It was posted in Dar-es-Salaam on March 4 and arrived on March 18, 2013. I think it took some days longer, because Hussein wrote “Australia” instead of “Austria”.

The left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the material culture of Tanzania. It was issued on February 15, 2012, and depicts Maasai beaded necklaces.

The right stamp is part of the set “Wild Animals of Tanzania”, which was issued on 31 August 2009.

#579 Indonesia 11/04/21

This beautiful FDC from Indonesia was sent by Irene, thanks a lot!

It was issued on April 21 and arrived on June 3, 2011. The stamps are entitled “Healthy and Safe Internet”. The bottom stamp was issued on March 30, 2011. It is part of the series “Traditional Textiles of Indonesia”.

#567 China 12/06/09

Wang Jia Yi sent me this beautiful first day cover from China, thank you! It was posted in Shanghai (上海) on June 9 and arrived on June 25, 2012.

The stamp set commemorates the furniture of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

#518 Tajikistan 11/12/01

My first cover from Tajikistan was sent to me from Victor, thanks a lot! It was posted in Dushanbe (Душанбе) on December 1 and arrived on December 30, 2011.

The left stamp depicts a copper water pot from the 19th century. The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on March 28, 2008.

The two middle stamps are part of a set, which commemorates the cotton plant. It was issued on December 15, 2006.

The two right stamps are part of a set, which was issued on October 3, 2005. It commemorates the 1025 anniversary of the birth of Avicenna (c. 980-1037).

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